Lip tints and stains get quite a bit of love from us. That’s because they’re great for layering under lipstick or coloured gloss as well as brilliant in their own right as a long-lasting, fuss-free way to inject a shot of high-impact colour into your look, and thanks to new offerings from brands like Max Factor and Revlon, they’re easier to come by than ever.
When we write about one of these newcomers, though, there are usually a few forlorn enquiries wondering whatever happened to an old favourite of the genre. Bourjois Rouge Hi-Tech Lip Tints were little pots of water-based loveliness that hit stands in summer 2008, but sadly for their fans were discontinued last year and have disappeared from stores completely over the last few months.
Now, that’s not to say it’s completely impossible to get another fix while you find a replacement product to (hopefully) take its place in your affections. There are several websites that sell discontinued beauty bits like these at discount: you’ll find Rouge Hi-Tech online at Cheap Smells, Fragrance Direct*, The Cosmetic House, and you’ll sometimes get lucky on eBay, too.
Since my chronic procrastination meant that I never actually got around to ticking these babies off my “must try” list, I’m actually now waiting on a few Cheap Smells and eBay deliveries myself…
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